Windows 10 Tutorials 75 – Configure File Explorer to Open With This PC View

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Welcome to our series of Microsoft Windows 10 tutorials that help you understand the features of the upcoming Windows 10.

In this tutorial we will discuss about File Explorer and learn how to configure File Explorer to open with This PC view in Windows 10.

File Explorer

With Windows 8, Microsoft re-branded it’s native file manager app from Windows Explorer to File Explorer.

In Windows 10, Microsoft has continued to improve upon File Explorer with improved UI and some new features.

When you launch the Windows 10 File Explorer you are by defaults taken to new Home. This view presents your frequently accessed folders, and recent files.

  • Frequent folders: In this section of the Home, you’ll find a list of all the folders that you’ve accessed recently.
  • Recent Files: In case you want to access all the files you have been working on recently, you can look for them in Recent Files section.

Just like File Explorer, Folder Options have also been re-branded to File Explorer Options.

File Explorer Options help you change the way files and folders function and how items are displayed on your computer.

If you do not like the Quick Access view, you can configure File Explorer to open with This PC view.

To access File Explorer Options follow one of the below mentioned steps:

  • Open the Control Panel (icons view), and select File Explorer Options.

Configure File Explorer to Open With This PC View

  • While in File Explorer, click on the View tab, and then click on Options in the ribbon.

Configure File Explorer to Open With This PC View

To configure File Explorer to open with This PC view:

  1. Access File Explorer Options using one of the above mentioned steps.
  2. Select General tab from top.
  3. Just below the tab click on the drop-down box next to Open File Explorer To.
  4. From the drop-down list select This PC. Click Ok to save.

Configure File Explorer to Open With This PC View

Note: Power users will prefer to open File Explorer with This PC view.

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